Wuhan’s Huanan seafood market may have conditions for the spread of the coronavirus, but there is no evidence that the virus originated there, according to World Health Organization expert Vladimir Dedkov, who’s part of the team conducting field trips in Wuhan.
Dedkov said, “The market is very far from perfect… It is not for sure that it happened there, there is no evidence that the virus originated there, maybe the virus appeared in another place, but hypothetically, there are all conditions for the spread of the virus there.”
Dedkov is also deputy director for scientific work at the St. Petersburg Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology in Russia.
The Huanan seafood market was found linked to an early cluster of COVID-19 cases, but scientists have yet to come to an unequivocal conclusion regarding the role it played in the contagion.
The WHO team has been visiting several locations in Wuhan.